Round 4 1897

Round 4, 1897
Melbourne vs St. Kilda
Saturday 29 May
Venue: MCG
Attendance: Unknown

St. Kilda2.
Match Statistics

Melbourne win by 30 points

Goalkickers: George Moysey 3, Fred McGinis 2, George Moodie 2, Lew Massey 1, Bert Robinson 1, Alf Wood 1, Charlie Young 1

First Game
Arthur Kirk
Lew Massey (also first goal)
John Timothee

First Goal
Alf Wood (fourth game)

After a dominant first half where they were streets ahead of the Seasiders in every way, Melbourne had to settle for eking out their fourth straight victory without being impressing too much. Of the 4.3 they scored in the second half two goals came just before the final bell.

In an open game the difference between the two sides was Melbourne's finesse and quick handpassing which was superior to St Kilda's hard slog. The Reds won out in the end but St Kilda didn't disgrace themselves (especially considering that they wouldn't win a match for their first three seasons) in their best performance of the season.

Melbourne's best were McGinis, Wood and Lewis. The victory left them top of the league as the only unbeaten team.

Argus 31/05/1897
Australasian - 05/06/1897

Created by Supermercado. Last Modification: Saturday 11 March 2023 21:39:06 AEDT by Supermercado. (Version 10)

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